Teaching primary maths. What's important? Says who?

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Carroll, Jeanne (1996) Teaching primary maths. What's important? Says who? In: Technology in mathematics education : proceedings of the 19th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) June 30-July 3, 1996 at the University of Melbourne. Clarkson, Philip C, ed. Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Parkville, Victoria, pp. 101-106.


Assumptions are made about what primary school teachers need to make them better mathematics teachers. ProfessIonal development courses and conferences are held based on these assumptions? Who decides what teachers need? What do teachers want for professional development in teaching primary mathematics? Do they know what's good for them? This paper presents preliminary results of a study of primary school teachers' views of what's important in teaching maths and outlines the inherent difficulties. . Teachers views of the influences on their teaching and their ideas of the perfect· professional development for maths teaching are also included.

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24311
Official URL http://www.merga.net.au/documents/RP_Carroll_1996....
ISBN 0959684468
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords Mathematics Curriculum and Standards Framework 1995, CSF, Victoria, Melbourne, RMIT graduates, primary schools, education, professional development, numeracy
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